Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr (NYSE:BLX) and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (OTCMKTS:SVKEF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr 1 1 3 0 2.40
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken 0 0 0 0 N/A

Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr presently has a consensus target price of $22.75, indicating a potential upside of 9.80%. Given Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr is more favorable than Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken.

Dividends

Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr pays an annual dividend of $1.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.4%. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken does not pay a dividend. Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr pays out 550.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr 6.15% 7.27% 1.09%
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

15.5% of Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr has a beta of 1.36, indicating that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr $276.34 million 2.96 $11.14 million $0.28 74.00
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken $7.05 billion 2.83 N/A N/A N/A

Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken.

Summary

Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr beats Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A., a multinational bank, primarily engages in the financing of foreign trade in Latin America and the Caribbean. The company operates through two segments, Commercial and Treasury. It offers short and medium-term bilateral, structured and syndicated credits, and loan commitments; letter of credit contingencies, such as issued and confirmed letters of credit, and stand-by letters of credit; and guarantees covering commercial risk and other assets. The company also provides treasury solutions. It primarily serves financial institutions, companies, and investors. The company was formerly known as Banco Latinoamericano de Exportaciones, S.A. and changed its name to Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. in June 2009. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Panama City, the Republic of Panama.

About Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ.) provides corporate, retail, investment, and private banking services in Sweden and internationally. It operates through Large Corporates & Financial Institutions, Corporate & Private Customers, Baltic, Life & Investment Management, and Other segments. The company offers research services; analysis, advisory, execution, and trading services in the foreign exchange, fixed income, equities, and commodities markets; transaction services, including cash management, trade and supply chain financing, custody, asset servicing, and fund services. It also provides investment banking services, such as corporate finance advisory services related to acquisitions, divestments, and mergers; equity capital market services related to initial public offerings, rights issues, and placings; and debt financing services comprising corporate loan origination, debt capital markets, leveraged finance, and structured finance services, as well as real estate and shipping finance services. In addition, the company offers venture capital for entrepreneurs and innovators; asset management products that include alternative, equity, fixed income, investment, and private equity solutions; and pensions, life insurance, health care insurance, and disability insurance. It serves large corporations and institutions, private customers, and small and medium-sized corporates. The company offers its services through 189 branch offices. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ.) was founded in 1856 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

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